Chad Fonfara
Department of Art, 308.865.8253 OR

Contemporary glass artists Boyd Sugiki and Lisa Zerkowitz will be giving artists talks on Wednesday, Nov. 9, on the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus.

The husband and wife team will speak at 5:30 p.m. in Room 313 Fine Arts Building. Their work has been described as a blend of
contemporary design and everyday utility. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Sugiki and Zerkowitz, both graduates of the Rhode Island School of Design, operate Two Tone Studios in Seattle, Wash. Their work has taken them across the United States, Canada and overseas for retail and wholesale shows, exhibitions, teaching opportunities and as visiting artists.

In the United States, they have traveled as visiting artists or instructors to the Appalachian Center for Crafts, Bay Area Glass Institute, California College of Arts and Crafts, Emporia State University, Firehouse No. 12, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Penland School of Crafts, Pilchuck Glass School, Pittsburgh Glass School, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Public Glass, Rhode Island School of Design and many more.

On an international scale, they have traveled to the Glass Furnace in Turkey, Kookmin University and Korea National University of the Arts in Korea, the Toyama Glass Art Institute in Japan and the Alberta College of Art and Design in Canada.